IPMA Standards

IPMA’s vision is “Promoting competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed.” Therefore, IPMA has defined worldwide standards for competences in the domains of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management.

For Individuals, we have defined the Individual Competence Baseline®, IPMA ICB®, version 4.0 (for free download click here). Based on the ICB4, we have also defined a competence baseline for coaches, trainers and consultants in the field of projects, programs and portfolio management, the ICB4CCT (for free download click here), the IPMA Reference Guide ICB4 in an Agile World (for free download click here), and the IPMA Reference Guide ICB4 for PMO (for free download click here).

We have defined the standard for the excellence in project management – the Project Excellence Baseline® (IPMA PEB) (for free download click here).

For organisations, we have defined the Organisational Competence Baseline, IPMA OCB® (for free download click here).

The IPMA Research Evaluation Baseline® (IPMA REB) is a new IPMA standard for research in project management (for free download click here).

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